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The Three Biggest Myths About Brazil’s Amazon in the Sportfishing Market

MYTH: Exclusive Rights to Fish Exclusive Rivers.

FACTS: Walk away from outfitters that promise exclusive fishing areas, as there is no such thing in Brazil’s Amazon. The constitution of Brazil allows all citizens to navigate through any waters of Brazil ao long as the Maritime Brazilian Authority laws are obeyed. The only exception to this deals with waters located within an Indigenous Reserve area. Those that live there, may restrict access to anyone without specific permits issued by specific federal departments of Brazil and never, ever, with the allowance of a commercial exploration unless made by the community and for their own subsistence. In other words, if an Indian community is located inside of a Federal reserved area, the Indians can use and explore the waters and land to their own subsistence, but again, never ever to any commercial purpose, only for their own subsistence. (more…)

Wold Record Peacock Bass

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On June 1, 2010 the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) certified the 28 lb. speckled Peacock Bass caught by Bill Gassmann of Des Moines, Iowa on Feb. 9, 2010 while fishing with Captain Peacock Expeditions of Manaus, Brazil. The new world record peacock is 37” long with 25” of girth, beating the old world record by 4” in length, 2” in girth and a full pound in weight.

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